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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jan 14, 2012 1:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: memory test

what was the first album you ever bought.... for you older folks, 45s dont count of course!!! and what format was it in ....??? vinyl or 8 track tape perhaps???? cassette or cd !!!???

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Poster: Pork Soda Date: Jan 18, 2012 8:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

First album (vinyl): John Denver's Greatest Hits
First cassette: "American Graffiti" (soundtrack)
First CD: Pink Floyd- The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn


Most recent: Puscifer- Conditions Of My Parole

http://youtu.be/7E-_J5WWkoc

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Jan 19, 2012 1:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

there was a bunch that I bought at Sears
1.SURRREALISTI pillow
2.Fresh Cream
3.BLUES PROJECT AT cAFE AU GO GO
4.jOHN Mayall either w/ Peter Green or the one w/ Clapton reading the comic book.
5.Doors Strange Days
6.Jimi Hendrix Are you EXPERIANCE

Yes that's a lot of records for one trip but my Zenith seprate tt needed some playing time.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Jan 19, 2012 1:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

2nd memory test
1.Poco Delivering
2.STONES Satanic Majesties Request
3.Quicksilver Happy trails
4.Savoy Brown
5.Electric Flag
6.Procal Harum w/robin trower on Les Paul not Hendrixsized yet
7.Dave Mason
memory is now fading fast so I hope both these posts jogg your memories

memory fading fast so hpoe this joggs somedormant brain cells.....

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Poster: WillCo Date: Jan 15, 2012 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

A couple of Beatles LPs came my way as gifts, but the first I actually bought was the white album. Loved it - till it got stolen by a "friend" at school some years later, along with the rest of my minuscule collection.

The LP I missed most, and the first non-Beatles record I bought was Mungo Jerry's "Electronically Tested". As well as the song everyone loves, "In The Summertime" it had the tremendous "Baby Jump", still a guilty pleasure:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjqtNq8bOes

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 14, 2012 9:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

Tough to say; I defn bought MANY 45s first as they were a buck...eg, Doors + CCR + Jimi + CREAM during 67-68. My brothers had ALL the albums, of which Moby Grape with the finger on the cover was my fav, as that cover was so exciting given the hoopla it generated. I think that Wheels of Fire, Xmas of 68 was both the first album and first double album I bought, with $ from Grandma (I know it was a gift, but I picked it out...assume that counts...ie, I picked it and handed it to them to pay for it?). If not, it was one of the early CCR albums (brothers weren't buying those).

I started with DEAD in 70, buying them as they came out if the brothers didn't, or didn't leave them at home. Bought all the 71 boot legs, but by 75 was heavily into tape trading.

I have them all, EXCEPT any post 75 or so DEAD (gave them away). Never bought 8 track; started buying cassettes in the 80s for car...Police, that sort of thing. Greatest hits of 60s bands, etc.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 15, 2012 2:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

If we're talking about albums the first one I bought was probably Bridge Over Troubled Water in 1970. But the earliest singles I bought were Lime in the Coconut, Harry Nillson, and Daniel (Elton John).

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 14, 2012 3:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

The Grand Canyon Suite
Scheherazade
The King and I
Von Meader - The First Family

can't remember which I bought first

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Poster: reviewr Date: Jan 14, 2012 9:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

Elton John's Greatest Hits (1st one). Vinyl. I didn't really buy it - it was a gift I asked for. First one I actually bought was either Beatle's Let It Be or CCR's Greatest Hits. Aerosmith's Toys In The Attic was also an early gift. All vinyl.

First GD album was What A Long Strange Trip It's Been - Best Of (long out of print I think). It had a studio version of Dark Star and lots of E72, but what really got my attention was the St. Steven. I looked for another St. Steven at the local record store (!) and ended up with Live Dead. I guess you could say that is when I got on the bus.

Edit: First piece of music I owned was a 45 of Olivia Newton John's "Have You Ever Been Mellow". The second was a 45 of Elton John's "Phily. Freedom" - the flip side had a "I Saw Her Standing There" with John Lennon, who I didn't know - I had a lot to learn.

This post was modified by reviewr on 2012-01-15 05:04:46

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Poster: Edsel Date: Jan 15, 2012 7:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

Percy Faith - Bouquet
Already out for a few years.
Vinyl,1962
Still have it.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 14, 2012 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

Ted Nugent - Double Live Gonzo. Cassette.

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Jan 14, 2012 11:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

The Young Rascals "Groovin'"

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Jan 15, 2012 4:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

I can't be the oldest person here, can I? But I clearly recall saving up my allowance and buying "Greatest Hits of 1964". If I remember right, it had a little selection of Motown and lots of bubble-gum pop. I think my second was one of Peter Paul and Mary's, and soon it was Dylan, and then on down the road.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 15, 2012 9:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

Older than me, but mine was a Greatest Hits, too. I forget the name, though I still have it (in storage); it has Delaney and Bonnie, Melanie, and Bread on it.

That and Diana Ross and the Supremes Greatest Hits were the two first albums I had on my own.

My best friend had the show album from Hair. We played it over and over in her basement in 6th grade.

Also I used to make tapes from the radio of my favorite songs, so I'd have mixes of things like Crocodile Rock.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jan 15, 2012 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

perhaps this is the album you are talking about http://www.amazon.com/LP-Record-20-Dynamic-Hits/dp/B003D74B7A

This post was modified by RBNW....new and improved! on 2012-01-15 21:11:32

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 15, 2012 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

Oh my gosh. Good find. It actually is.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Jan 15, 2012 6:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

I'm up there with you. With my very first earned cash I headed over to the local hi-fi shop (they didn't have mega stores like Tower in those days) and bought "Jazz Impressions of a Boy Named Charlie Brown" by The Vince Guaraldi Trio (1964), my initial jam heroes. After that it was all downhill with that evil rock music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-358CaFKeA

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Jan 15, 2012 3:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

The Charlie Brown Suite was the only cd my kids would fall asleep too. I kept trying different music and nothing worked till Miles Davis Kind of Blue. One of them said "Hey this isn't Charlie Brown" but that was it.

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Poster: Psy-Fi Date: Jan 18, 2012 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

The Beatles - Help! LP on vinyl.

I still have it in my collection.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jan 17, 2012 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

Deep Purple - "Who Do We Think We Are", 1971, I think.

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Poster: buscameby Date: Jan 16, 2012 9:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

Smokey Robinson's Greatest Hits, first album--gift

Tumbleweed Connection Elton Johnfirst purchase.

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Jan 14, 2012 8:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

Tape Led Zeppelin 2
CD Traveling Wilburys

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Jan 14, 2012 2:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

Mother's Milk by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I was a little kid at the time and was at a Tower Records with my mom. She told me to pick out a CD. I picked one, handed it to her, and she bought it without really even glancing at the CD. I had no idea who this band was, but the album cover got my attention, and I became an instant fan. Sadly my mom returned the disc a few days later, but a love for boobs and music was sparked at a very young age.

http://www.mothrasound.com/public/news/red%20hot.jpg


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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Jan 14, 2012 7:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

I'm not positive, but I think it may actually have been Blues for Allah--and I still have that copy.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 14, 2012 2:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

My grandmother waited at the curb as I went into Bradleys to buy my first album. My Dad was wearing out the grooves of Yellow Brick Road and I wanted my very own Elton John record and I wanted to buy it myself. So, it was Elton John-Greatest Hits that I plunked down my birthday money for, as I had just turned seven. That album was huge in '75. Haven't listen to him since middle school.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jan 14, 2012 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

hey , that was my first album , too! although my was from caldor!!! did you also love the captain fantastic album...???? havent listened to him since middle school???? i saw him in the mid to late eighties and have to say the man can put on a show!!!he had the members from the yellow brick road album back!!! i would without hesitation go see him tomorrow if the opportunity arose!!!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 14, 2012 2:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

About his showmanship, Elton is on the Freddy Mercury level. Not b/c of their preferences, but you can tell they loved, had to perform and that was also their gift. And they are both British (somehow that factors). Opposed to the David Byrne level, the highest.

I saw him last year as a guest host on Spectacle, E.C.'s show. The guest was Diana Krall (a little weird being interviewed by your husband). I hadn't seen pic of him probably since middle school and looked great, and like he was having fun too.

Is there a name for folks who really like E.J like D/h, Parrotheads, ect.?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 14, 2012 3:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

Freddie Mercury - technically a Brit but not in the way I think of Elton (does this make me imperialistic, racist or just wrong?)

Mercury was born in the British protectorate of Zanzibar, East Africa (now part of Tanzania). His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara,[a] were Parsis from the Gujarat region of the then province of Bombay Presidency in British India.[12][b] The family surname is derived from the town of Bulsar (also known as Valsad) in southern Gujarat. As Parsis, Mercury and his family practised the Zoroastrian religion.[13] The Bulsara family had moved to Zanzibar so that his father could continue his job as a cashier at the British Colonial Office. He had a younger sister, Kashmira.[14]

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 14, 2012 4:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

Zoroastrianism, Zanaibar and one hell of a performer.

>does this make me imperialistic, racist or just wrong?

Maybe all three. Or not.

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Poster: BVD Date: Jan 14, 2012 5:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

Meet The Beatles.

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Poster: snori Date: Jan 15, 2012 2:48pm
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'Meet The Beatles' is an American version of their second UK release 'With The Beatles' which was the first LP I bought. A couple of months later an aunt bought it for me as an Xmas present. 1 record player and 2 copies of the same record.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jan 14, 2012 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

so when lady di was killed you never saw Elton in the media or heard him on the radio ....i am finding this hard to believe that since middle school you somehow managed to dodge elton john completely???? anyway.....

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 14, 2012 3:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: memory test

I've heard his music, but never put it on with intent. Not a radio guy. Babies in '97. No time for Royal silliness.